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  • Abrupt fall in the fetal heart rate during labour 

    Odendaal, H. J.; Van der Merwe, J. V. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1976-11)
    Cardiotocograms of 6044 patients in labour were examined for evidence of an abrupt fall in the fetal heart rate. The latter was defined as a deceleration of at least 50 beats within 3 minutes, without a demonstration of ...

  • Acceleration patterns of the fetal heart rate before and during labour 

    Odendaal, H. J.; Sandenbergh, H. A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1977-12)
    In infants in whom accelerations of the fetal heart rate were present during the first stage of labour, the incidence of low Apgar scores was significantly less than in those in whom accelerations were not present. Absence ...

  • Acute appendicitis in pregnancy 

    Rosemann, G. W. E. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1975)
    Acute appendicitis in pregnancy and its treatment are reviewed. Six cases are described. Early surgery is recommended and a conservative watchfulness for more than 4 to 6 hours is condemned.

  • The antenatal ultrasonographic detection of the Holt-Oram syndrome 

    Muller, L. M.; De Jong, G.; Van Heerden, K. M. M. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1985-08)
    The Holt-Oram syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease with 100% penetrance. No correlation exists between the maternal clinical expression and that of the affected offspring. The syndrome includes a wide range of cardiac ...

  • Assisted reproductive technology in South Africa : first results generated from the South African Register of Assisted Reproductive Techniques 

    Dyer, S. J.; Kruger, T. F. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-03)
    Objective. We present the first report from the South African Register of Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Methods. All assisted reproductive technology (ART) centres in South Africa were invited to join the register. ...

  • A centile chart for birth weight for an urban population of the Western Cape 

    Theron, G. B.; Thompson, M. L. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1995-12)
    Evidence from large epidemiological studies has supported concern that being born light for gestational age (LiGA) may be detrimental. The incidence of LiGA babies is an important indicator of the health of women of ...

  • A centile chart for fetal weight for gestational ages 24 - 27 weeks 

    Theron, G. B.; Geerts, L.; Thompson, M. L.; Theron, A. M. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2008)
    The centile chart currently in use for Western Cape birth weight for gestational age covers a gestational age range from 28 to 42 weeks. Advances in maternal, fetal and neonatal medicine allow interventions prior to ...

  • Chromosome 22q11 in a Xhosa schizophrenia population 

    Koen, Liezl; Niehaus, Dana J. H.; Wright, Galen; Warnich, Louise; De Jong, Greetje; Emsley, Robin A.; Mall, Sumaya (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-03)
    Chromosome 22q11 aberrations substantially increase the risk for developing schizophrenia. Although micro-deletions in this region have been extensively investigated in different populations across the world, little is ...

  • Chromosoomstudies in die ginekologie 

    Retief, A. E. (1985-10)
    Clinical indications for chromosome analysis in patients with gynaecological problems are well defined. These include, with primary or secondary amenorrhoea, infertility and repeated miscarriages in adults or retarded ...

  • Clinical and cytogenetic aspects of the 21 deletion syndrome 

    Gericke, G. S.; Steyn, M. F.; Retief, A. E.; Thom, J. C.; Van Niekerk, W. A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1975)
    The clinical, cytogenetic and dermatoglyphic findings in a patient with a ring chromosome 21 are presented. This anomaly acts as a deletion of chromosomal material and results in specific congenital defects. A comparison ...

  • Clinical effects of epidural block during labour : a prospective study 

    Nel, J. T. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1985-09)
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical effects of epidural block for pain relief during labour in an obstetric unit which manages mainly high-risk pregnancies. In the majority of the 62 patients studied only 5 ...

  • Comparison between a newly developed PC-based Doppler umbilical artery waveform analyser and a commercial unit 

    Theron, G. B.; Theron, A. M.; Odendaal, H. J.; Bunn, A. E. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2005-01)
    Objectives. To determine the accuracy of the resistance index (RI) of flow velocity waveforms of the umbilical artery measured using a newly developed PC-based continuous wave Doppler device (Umbiflow) with regard to ...

  • Diphenylhydantoin during pregnancy 

    Labadarios, D. (HMPG, 1979-02)
    [No abstract available]

  • Do urologists and gynaecologists manage posterior compartment prolapse differently 

    Adam, Ameera; Jeffery, Stephen; Adam, Ahmed; De Jong, Peter; Arieff, Yusuf (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2012-03)
    Introduction and hypothesis. A comparative study assessing the management of posterior compartment prolapse (PCP) by gynaecologists and urologists in South Africa. Methods. Questionnaires relating to the above procedures ...

  • Doctors' attitudes and practices regarding smoking cessation during pregnancy 

    Everett, K.; Odendaal, H. J.; Steyn, K. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2005-05)
    Objective. To investigate the current smoking cessation practices and attitudes of doctors working in the public antenatal services, as well as their perceived barriers to addressing the issue in the context of routine ...

  • The effect of clomiphene and conjugated oestrogens on cervical mucus 

    Van der Merwe J. V. (HMPG, 1981-08)
    The analysis of 157 menstrual cycles in 50 patients on ovulation-induced regimens showed that in restoring ovulation clomiphene citrate inhibited cervical mucus production and caused hypersecretion of oestradiol. The ...

  • Effectiveness of prenatal screening for Down syndrome on the basis of maternal age in Cape Town 

    Urban, M. F.; Stewart, C.; Ruppelt, T.; Geerts, L. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2011)
    Objective. The prenatal screening programme for Down syndrome (DS) in the South African public health sector remains primarily based on advanced maternal age (AMA). We assessed the changes over time and effectiveness of ...

  • Die gonadotropiene in amenoree 

    Van der Merwe, J. V. (HMPG, 1981-02)
    Serum gonadotrophin values were measured in 410 patients with amenorrhoea. These patients were grouped into five groups in order to determine diagnostic gonadotrophin values, since the latter are most often implicated in ...

  • Immature teratoma of the ovary with gliomatosis peritonei : a case report 

    Du Toit, J. P.; Deale, C. J. C.; Davey, P. M. J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1985-06)
    Gliomatosis peritonei is a rare complication of immature teratoma of the ovary and should not be confused with metastatic ovarian carcinoma. Treatment depends on the histological grading of the gliomatous lesions. All ...

  • The incomplete cone in carcinoma in situ of the cervix : a prospective study in a developing country 

    Du Toit, J. P. (HMPG, 1979-12)
    The diagnostic procedures and treatment of carcinoma in situ and severe dysplasia of the cervix are becoming more conservative. In a developing country special problems make such an approach more hazardous. During a 15-months ...